Reconciling Ecological Sustainability and Human Development: Ideas for Environmental and Sustainable Development Education

Olalekan Elijah Ojedokun


Given the challenges of environmental sustainability, the school teacher, especially those handling courses and subjects related to education for sustainability would need some understanding of why environmental problems persist and be able to impact same in their respective learners. The major issues that they must emphasize are problems associated with human development and global economic practices underpinned by the neoliberal economic theory. Other issues are the impact of development-oriented practices on the ecological environment and the consequences associated with the overexploitation of the earth resources which could bring irreversible devastating consequences on humanity if care is not taken. This paper thus exposes all these issues with the view to providing what could serve as ideas that that the teachers of environmental and sustainable development education could share with their learners, especially at the teacher training levels.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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